Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africa

Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africa
Edited by Axel Harneit-Sievers, Stephen Marks, Sanusha Naidu
Fahamu Books, Oxford, 2010; 298 p.

Description par l'éditeur :

The deepening engagement of China in Africa since the end of the cold war has led to debates about the evolving nature of this relationship. Yet the focus of analysis has largely been confined to the interactions between states. Little attention has been paid to the growing dialogue between Chinese and African civil society organisations. This collection of essays, written by scholars and activists, explores the interaction between African and Chinese non-state actors and argues that the future of Africa-China relations rests on including such voices if a robust and vibrant engagement and a meaningful relationship are to be sustained. 

Table des matières 

Introduction - Axel Harneit-Sievers, Sanusha Naidu and Stephen Marks

Part I Ongoing debates

  • African studies in China: a historiographical survey - Li Anshan
  • China in Africa: a maturing of the engagement? - Sanusha Naidu
  • Matching China's activities with Africa's needs - Sanou Mbaye

Part II Macroeconomic dimensions

  • China's strategic relations with Africa - Zeng Qiang
  • Chinese development assistance to Africa: aid, trade and debt - Nancy Dubosse
  • Trade, investment and legal cooperation between China and Africa - Hong Yonghong

Part III Country case studies

  • Ethio-China relations: challenges and prospects - Gedion Gamora and K. Mathews
  • China's impact on Kenya's clothing industry - Paul Kamau
  • The impact of Chinese imports on Nigerian traders - Edwin Ikhuoria
  • The dragon is not green enough: the potential environmental impact of Chinese investment in the DRC - Claude Kabemba
  • Disappearing forests, disappearing hope: Mozambique - Daniel Ribeiro
  • The West's retreat and China's advance in Angola - Elias Isaac

Part IV China, the African Union and the quest for peace

  • The Darfur issue and China's role - He Wenping
  • The role of China in peace and security in Africa - Desire Assogbavi
  • The role and place of the African Union in the emerging China-Africa partnership - Francis Ikome

Part V Perspectives for civil society participation

  • Chinese perceptions of African CSOs: how should African CSOs engage China? - Xiao Yuhua
  • Sino-African relations: reflections on civil society engagement - Antony Otieno Ong'ayo
  • The Global Environmental Institute: regulating the ecological impact of Chinese overseas enterprises - Zhi Yingbiao and Bai Jie


  • China-African civil society dialogue in perspective - Axel Harneit-Sievers, Li Anshan, Sanusha Naidu and Stephen Marks